putaminous

putamen

[pyoo-tey-min]
noun, plural putamina [pyoo-tam-uh-nuh] .
1.
Botany. a hard or stony endocarp, as a peach stone.
2.
a shell membrane.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin putāmen, equivalent to putā(re) to prune, clean + -men resultative suffix

putaminous [pyoo-tam-uh-nuhs] , adjective
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putamen (pjuːˈteɪmɛn)
 
n , pl -tamina
the hard endocarp or stone of fruits such as the peach, plum, and cherry
 
[C19: from Latin: clippings, from putāre to prune]

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putamen pu·ta·men (pyōō-tā'mən)
n.
The outer, larger, and darker gray of the three portions into which the lentiform nucleus of the brain is divided.

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